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Arizona Automobile Dealers Association
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The Arizona Automobile Dealer's Association (AADA) is a trade association representing the new car and truck franchised dealers of Arizona. AADA provides regular communication to dealers on matters related to the auto industry and maintains a resource lib
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"It was tough to have to ...
"It was tough to have to do two shows and to change dates is always tough on the consumers," says Bobbi Sparrow, AADA vice president.
The next hurdle: show organizers now must deal with a venue expansion project that will last almost four years.
"The next three years are going to be a real challenge for us, being in a couple of buildings instead of one," she
refers to the doubling in size of the Phoenix Civic Plaza from about 250,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet.
The partial demolition of the plaza began just weeks ago and construction is expected to continue for three years, at which point the show will once again be consolidated under one roof.
"We are delighted to get the additional square feet and know the manufacturers will be happy with more space" says Sparrow
"Just wait 'til the dust settles."
At this year's show, many attractions vied for visitors' attention, though the SEMA show cars were especially popular.
"I think the SEMA vehicles have been a real boost to our show," says Sparrow
"The truck was awesome," Sparrow
While the concepts and customized vehicles grabbed attention, Sparrow
says most consumers come to the show to shop for vehicles, citing that more than 60 percent of visitors purchase or lease a new vehicle within 12 months of the show.
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Plus, there is financing available at ...
Plus, there is financing available at competitive rates, according to Bobbi Sparrow, president of the Arizona Auto Dealers Association.
"The dealers want to move steel," Sparrow
"I do expect to have the usual crowds because people want to see the new models coming out and still have a love for automobiles," Sparrow
In promoting the auto show and hoping to spur auto sales, FM-radio stations KUPD, KSLX and KDKB
have been running public-service announcements voiced by Sparrow
that extol the buyers market available at car dealerships and the money available for financing.
Back from the dead: Bill would muscle car brokers from deal
"We need to clarify that they (brokers) can't do what they think they can do," said Bobbi Sparrow, executive director of the Arizona Auto Dealers Association.
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